Extended Senior Team Contributing Profound Expertise of Seasoned Senior Executives

Gao Feng draws on a global pool of experts for different industries and functions. Our professionals offer a broad range of experience and business contacts and complement our teams during the entire engagement process.

  • Alice Chung

    ▪ Over 20 years of experience with 15 years in the consulting industry

    ▪ Experience working across China, Taiwan, Singapore and the United States

    ▪ Expertise in sales training, change management, team development and leadership, evidence based coaching

    ▪ Holds a MBA from the  University of IIIinois

  • Alvin Ho

    ▪ An experienced investment principal with demonstrated track records in private equity, currently managing director of a private investment vehicle which looks to invest and advise on several high growth sectors

     Rich experience in deal structuring, due diligence, venture capital/private equity, corporate finance, IPO, and business re-engineering

    Board member for several public companies 

    ▪ Member of the investment committee of AngelHub, the first Hong Kong regulated startup investment platform

    ▪ CFA Charterholder

  • Andy Liew

    ▪ More than 25 years in industry and consulting experience in industrial automation, security and IT

     Held leadership positions in sales, marketing, services, product management and business development

     Extensive consulting expertise with SOEs, MNCs and POEs, specializing in strategy, operational transformation and executive coaching                                                                     

  • Weimin Yao

    ▪ Over 30 years of experience in both private and public sectors, local and multinational environments

    ▪ A senior adviser to companies and governments across industries and regions on the development of businesses, organizations, start-ups and smart cities 

    ▪ Previously served as Senior Vice President of Huawei Technologies, Executive President of Huawei University and Vice President of Human Resources, Vice President and Director for Public Affairs of Huawei India and Southeast Asia Region, from 2005 to 2016

     Held a series of executive and managerial positions as Director of Motorola University China and Senior Manager of Motorola Asia Pacific, Senior Consultant to Microsoft Research Asia, CEO of and COO of during 1996-2005

  • Savio Chan

    ▪ A leading authority on Sino-US business relations and an advocate on building and sustaining a constructive, bi-lateral relationship and global partnerships between US and China over his 25 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and a visionary business leader  

     has long been recognized as the preeminent expert on business in China and building strategic relationships with Chinese businesses and consumers

     Served as co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of US China Partners Inc., facilitating local and cross-border joint ventures and strategic partnerships among leading Chinese State-owned Enterprises, private companies and Fortune 500 companies from 2004 to 2019

    Served as China Advisor to Hudson’s Bay Company, parent of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, from 2016 to 2019, helping the retailer build strategic partnerships with leading Chinese SOEs and private retail and e-commerce leaders

    a sought-after advisor and consultant to companies like ICBC Bank, Louis Vuitton, Brooks Brothers, Haier America, Tourneau, Montblanc, Piaget and Roger Dubuis advising on strategies involving Chinese consumers and Asian American businesses

    An advisor and board member to several international corporations, non-profit organizations and high-net-worth Chinese families on their U.S. and China investments and expansion strategies

     Regional President of the Northeast for US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC), serving as a gateway to Corporate and government contracts for Asian American businesses and entrepreneurs from 2007-2013

    Serves as founding Chairman of fundraising for Ascend Charity Golf Tournament, having raised over $420,000 to Ascend Foundation from 2017 to present

    Introduced a new US-China Next Generation course, iLEAD, a collaboration between Cornell University and CKGSB (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business)

    One of the fifteen Cornell Mentors at SC Johnson Family School of Business at Cornell University and participated in their Annual Cornell Mentors Forum

    Author of the Amazon’s best-seller “China Super Consumers – What One Billion Customers Want and How to Sell it to them”, published by John Wiley & Sons, selected by Air France Club China as one of the “Must-reads” books on China, and translated and published both in China and Korea

    ▪ Featured in numerous industry and trade success profiles, including articles in the New York Times, Forbes, Chief Executives Magazines, Inc. Magazine, Yahoo Finance and Newsday

    A frequent keynote speaker at Family Office conferences, US-China business conferences organized by the Conference Board, Wharton China Business Forum and Columbia China Conferences

    ▪ A commentator on Thomson Reuters and CGTN

  • David Schlesinger

    ▪ Founder and Managing Director of Tripod Advisors (, a consultancy that advises on political risk analysis, strategy and on running complex, dispersed global organizations with an emphasis on China and the media sector

    ▪ Former Chairman of Thomson Reuters China, responsible for government relations and businesses in financial markets, legal and regulatory databases, scientific information and journalism

    ▪ Appointed to that role after being the global Editor-in-Chief of Reuters News, running all aspects of the 3,000-journalist strong international news service

    ▪ A graduate of Oberlin College and Harvard University

    ▪ Joined Reuters Hong Kong bureau in 1987 as a correspondent

     Ran editorial operations in Taiwan, China and the Greater China region from 1989 to 1995

     Transferred to New York to serve in turn as Financial Editor, Managing Editor for the Americas and Executive Vice President and Editor of the Americas before taking on global roles based in London starting from 2004

  • Will Hoon

    More than 30 years of experience in leading operating companies, private equity businesses, and management consulting practices

    Chief Executive Officer of Sateri (specialty pulp worldwide)

    Executive Director of Hsu Fu Chi (confectionery in Greater China)

    Executive Vice President of Transpac Capital (private equity in Asia)

  • Markus Franke

    An independent transportation consultant and senior advisor, with a functional focus on strategy, organi-zation / governance, and commercial functions (such as network management and pricing)

     29 years of industry experience and 25 years of experience in top management consulting for major airlines, airports, private & state-owned investment companies, as well as for public authorities, as well as a decent track record in transport, logistics, and rail traffic

    Published numerous articles and viewpoints in the last 29 years, focusing on aerospace engineering, future airline business models, airline and airport strategy, and airline alliances, which appear in publications such as “Journal of Air Trans-port Management”, “Strategy & Business”, “Annual Handbook of Airline Strategy” (by McGraw Hill), or “Airline Operations - A Practical Guide” (by Routledge)

      Gave presentations at international conferences and holds lectures on “Strategic Network Management” at the International University of Bad Honnef IUBH)

    Worked as a top management consultant (last eight years as Partner / Associate Partner) at Oliver Wyman, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boston Consulting Group, and Roland Berger, plus as a member of the scientific staff at the Aachen Technical University's Institute for Jet Propulsion and Turbo Machinery (RWTH)

    Founded Franke Aviation & Transportation Consulting

    ▪ Holds diploma in aerospace engineering (with distinction) and in economic sciences, and was awarded a doctorate by the RWTH Aachen in Engineering (Hypersonic spacecraft propulsion systems, summa cum laude)

  • Jackson Zhu

    ▪ Over 20 years of business management experience in healthcare and consumer healthcare (CHC) industries including in corporate management, marketing and M&A

    ▪ Founder and CEO of a precision medical startup

    ▪ Former General Manager of Catalent Pharma Solutions in Greater China 

     Managed three companies in China focusing on VMS and clinical supply services

    ▪ Served as Boehringer Ingelheim's China Vice President and European Business Manager

    ▪ Developed China market strategy and plan for a leading American biotechnology company

    ▪ Assessed chronic hepatitis B market in China for a multinational professional pharmaceutical company listed on the NYSE

  • Roger Atkins

     A LinkedIn Top Voice for the EV Industry who has been sharing a long standing narrative on vehicle electrification for many years attracting almost 300,000 followers along the way

    ▪ Encompassing the key quartet of changes that have rapidly emerged - connected, shared, autonomous and electric, his blog posts are read and engaged with over a million times every few months. 

    ▪ His knowledge and opinion is sought out by business and media alike

     Regularly appears on the international stage as a front-man for events relating to clean-tech activities

     During his 30 years in automotive he’s spent time within manufacturers, start-ups and suppliers, and therefore has a comprehensive understanding of the past, present, and the likely future 

    ▪ Has run the independent consultancy Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd for the past 5 years  

  • Susanne Mathony

    ▪ Based in Munich, but working internationally with more than 25 years of Marketing & Communications expertise

    ▪ Focus on CEO & Board positioning, strategic Marketing & Communications advisory, Crisis & Issues Management, Branding & Re-Branding as well as Social Media advisory

    ▪ Brings senior leadership experience in Professional Services (Strategy, IT & Transformation Consulting and Executive Search) to the table as well as managing premium brands (automotive, luxury goods, health as well as TMT), with a footprint in EMEA and globally

    ▪ Extremely well connected with the national and international press after more than two decades of direct responsibility for large press offices and eleven years as the Global Corporate Press Officer at the World Economic Forum (WEF) for a leading strategy consultant

  • Elsie Tsui

    ▪ Based in Hong Kong, extensive experience in management consulting specializing in innovation management and cultural transformation for companies

    ▪ Led many workshops for Fortune 500 companies globally to promote innovation and change

    ▪ Served as Associate Director of Public Affairs and Communication with Coca-Cola, Greater China

  • Professor Peter Li

    ▪ Professor of Chinese Business Studies (Tenured) at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

    ▪ Over 30 years of experience in management strategy research and corporate strategy consulting, specialized in Chinese indigenous innovation, internationalization, and strategic entrepreneurship via business model innovation

  • T.T. Chen

    ▪ Based in Shanghai, over 25 years of operations and technical experience in multinational companies in China, Japan and Southeast Asia Extensive expertise in manufacturing, operation, supply chain management, and sales & marketing

    ▪ Interim general manager for Private Equity portfolio companies and western companies

  • Huang Yu

    ▪ An expert in strategy, innovation, and media entertainment.

    ▪ A partner at Prophet, a US based brand and design consulting firm

     VP and head of Beijing office of Capgemini Consulting, the largest digital consulting firm in Europe

    ▪ Former associate partner at Monitor Group, a strategy consulting firm founded by Harvard Professor Michael Porter

     Spent many years in the States and served at multiple high tech companies in Silicon Valley

    ▪ Over 15 years’ experience in management consulting

    ▪ His expertise includes corporate strategy, branding and design, as well as digital innovation

    ▪ A trusted advisor to many senior executives of major corporations and government officials

     His clients include large SOEs, private enterprises and multinational corporations

    ▪ Received his BS from Peking University, MSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Carlos M Aquino

    ▪ Based in Hong Kong, Senior Advisor to TPG Capital who has served on the Boards of many TPG-owned companies across Asia 

    ▪ Nearly 30 years at leading global Core focus on coaching Asian SMEs across range of industries in operational transformation companies including GE

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